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** A minor but still noteworthy scene: Serenity, who is still blind at the time, is reassured by the presence of [[FragileFlower Mikan]] since Mikan has a [[ShrinkingViolet kind voice]] and [[TheMedic she's a nurse]]. When Mikan has to leave the scene in order to attend to Bakura's injuries, Serenity tells Mikan she'd like to meet her again to properly thank her when she can actually ''see'' her. Mahiru kindly says to Mikan that she made a friend and Mikan is practically overjoyed to the point of tears. The scene probably could've gone longer, but Bakura reminds everyone, by coughing, that he's losing blood and needs to see a doctor.

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** A minor but still noteworthy scene: Serenity, who is still blind at the time, is reassured by the presence of [[FragileFlower [[ProneToTears Mikan]] since Mikan has a [[ShrinkingViolet kind voice]] and [[TheMedic she's a nurse]]. When Mikan has to leave the scene in order to attend to Bakura's injuries, Serenity tells Mikan she'd like to meet her again to properly thank her when she can actually ''see'' her. Mahiru kindly says to Mikan that she made a friend and Mikan is practically overjoyed to the point of tears. The scene probably could've gone longer, but Bakura reminds everyone, by coughing, that he's losing blood and needs to see a doctor.


** Chisa continues to show mercy towards Hiyoko, hoping to reach out to her as well as deliberately delaying the duel to ensure the duel ends in a draw (so that neither one of them loses their soul). Many people (including some of Hiyoko's classmates) would have called it quits and given up on her by now, but not Chisa in spite of all the insults and opprtunities Hiyoko throws at her. Just goes to show just how much Chisa really ''does'' look after her students as if they were her own children.

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** Chisa continues to show mercy towards Hiyoko, hoping to reach out to her as well as deliberately delaying the duel to ensure the duel ends in a draw (so that neither one of them loses their soul). Many people (including some of Hiyoko's classmates) would have called it quits and given up on her by now, but not Chisa in spite of all the insults and opprtunities Hiyoko throws at her. Just goes to show just how much Chisa really ''does'' look after her students as if they were her own children.children.

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* Chapter 86:

* Chapter 87:

* Chapter 88:
** Rex reveals that he is dueling to uphold Weevil's legacy. As despicable a guy like Weevil was, it is still nice to see that he did have people who cared about him after all.
** During Rex's flashback: We see that nobody is even willing to give Rex the time of day, nor even donate anything to his cause, until Makoto of all people shows up to donate and give Rex his sympathies and words of encouragement. Even if it is still a far away time before he realizes it: The Ultimate Hope has already been doing what he does best long beforehand.
** After Joey defeats Rex, Rex takes his defeat with a lot more [[GracefulLoser pride and grace]] with the two boys even chumming around afterwards. Seems like things really can change for the better.

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** Mukuro thinking fondly about Makoto, clearly having not forgotten her meeting with the boy and the warm feelings he made her feel. It is possible that this is what incited her to rescue Kaiba from his crashing airplane after hearing about how much Makoto idolized the young CEO.


** Chiaki and Hajime finally sharing their first kiss.

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** During their confrontation with the Steering Committee, when Kaiba adds to the idea of making the "Ultimate Duelist" title an annual thing (with Hajime being the one for Class 77), he also briefly mentions how Yugi would be a good candidate for the title for the next batch of students. Showing that despite and animosity and differing views; Kaiba does indeed hold a lot of respect for this greatest rival.
** Chiaki and Hajime finally sharing their first kiss.
kiss, cementing their RelationshipUpgrade to OfficialCouple status.



** Chisa and Kyosuke being all lovey-dovey with another upon Chisa and her group's arrival to America. It really does show that prior to the Tragedy that plagued their series in canon; Kyosuke was every bit of a kind and idealistic man that Chisa and Juzo know him for.

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** Chisa and Kyosuke being all lovey-dovey with one another upon Chisa and her group's arrival to America. It really does show that prior to the Tragedy that plagued their series in canon; Kyosuke was every bit of a kind and idealistic man that Chisa and Juzo know him for.for.
* Chapter 73:
** Despite the encounter being anything but heartwarming: There is Nagito genuinely praising Rebecca's talents, even considering her to be worthy of becoming an Ultimate.



** Joey once again showing Natsumi on what a true Ultimate Big Brother/Sibling he is by expressing his dedication towards his sister Serenity: Explaining the lengths he went through just to give Serenity a chance for a highly successful future. He even admits that even if the two go down separate paths, even if he ends up doing nothing but collecting garbage while Serenity is heading a corporate office; he will always support her all the way.

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** During his duel with Natsumi, Joey once again showing Natsumi shows further on what a true Ultimate Big Brother/Sibling he is by expressing his dedication towards his sister Serenity: Explaining the lengths he went through just to give Serenity a chance for a highly successful future.future that he never had for himself. He even admits that even if the two go down separate paths, even if he ends up doing nothing but collecting garbage while Serenity is heading a corporate office; he will always support her all the way.


** Chisa and Kyosuke being all lovey-dovey with another upon Chisa and her group's arrival to America. It really does show that prior to the Tragedy that plagued their series in canon; Kyosuke was every bit of a kind and idealistic man that Chisa and Juzo know him for.

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** Chisa and Kyosuke being all lovey-dovey with another upon Chisa and her group's arrival to America. It really does show that prior to the Tragedy that plagued their series in canon; Kyosuke was every bit of a kind and idealistic man that Chisa and Juzo know him for.for.
* Chapter 77:
** Joey once again showing Natsumi on what a true Ultimate Big Brother/Sibling he is by expressing his dedication towards his sister Serenity: Explaining the lengths he went through just to give Serenity a chance for a highly successful future. He even admits that even if the two go down separate paths, even if he ends up doing nothing but collecting garbage while Serenity is heading a corporate office; he will always support her all the way.
* Chapter 78:
** Chisa continues to show mercy towards Hiyoko, hoping to reach out to her as well as deliberately delaying the duel to ensure the duel ends in a draw (so that neither one of them loses their soul). Many people (including some of Hiyoko's classmates) would have called it quits and given up on her by now, but not Chisa in spite of all the insults and opprtunities Hiyoko throws at her. Just goes to show just how much Chisa really ''does'' look after her students as if they were her own children.

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** Amidst the tear-jerking scenes that shows just how much her talent for gaming caused Chiaki to be distanced from others, including her parents, we get an all-too familiar scene from canon from her perspective: That being the scene where she bumps into Hajime while playing her "Gala Omega" game which formed the strong friendship (and eventually romance) between them, followed by Chiaki connecting with the rest of her classmates resulting her reigniting her passion for gaming.


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** Chiaki and Hajime finally sharing their first kiss.

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** Chiaki and Hajime finally sharing their first kiss.kiss.
* Chapter 72:
** Chisa and Kyosuke being all lovey-dovey with another upon Chisa and her group's arrival to America. It really does show that prior to the Tragedy that plagued their series in canon; Kyosuke was every bit of a kind and idealistic man that Chisa and Juzo know him for.


** Hajime and Chiaki cuddling together at the end of the chapter is bound to extract a few "awwwwws".

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** Hajime and Chiaki cuddling together at the end of the chapter is bound to extract a few "awwwwws"."awwwwws".
* Chapter 59:
** Chiaki and Hajime finally sharing their first kiss.


** Hajime reveals [[spoiler: he's going to turn down the Kamukura Project offer. When revealing that this will mean that he has to go back to his old high school now that he can no longer pay for Hope's Peak's educational fees, Chiaki promptly offers to pay for his tuition out of her own savings.]]

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** Hajime reveals [[spoiler: he's going to turn down the Kamukura Project offer. When revealing offer, since he's finally okay with being him. Since that this will mean that he has to go back to his old high school now that he can no longer pay for Hope's Peak's educational fees, Chiaki promptly offers to pay for his tuition out of her own savings.]]


** Hajime reveals [[spoiler: he's going to turn down the Kamukura Project offer and stop going to Hope's Peak. When revealing that this will mean that he has to go back to his old high school now that he can no longer pay for Hope's Peak's educational fees, Chiaki promptly offers to pay for his tuition out of her own savings.]]

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** Hajime reveals [[spoiler: he's going to turn down the Kamukura Project offer and stop going to Hope's Peak.offer. When revealing that this will mean that he has to go back to his old high school now that he can no longer pay for Hope's Peak's educational fees, Chiaki promptly offers to pay for his tuition out of her own savings.]]


** Hajime reveals [[spoiler: he's going to turn down the Kamukura Project offer and stop going to Hope's Peak. Chiaki promptly offers to pay for his tuition.]]

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** Hajime reveals [[spoiler: he's going to turn down the Kamukura Project offer and stop going to Hope's Peak. When revealing that this will mean that he has to go back to his old high school now that he can no longer pay for Hope's Peak's educational fees, Chiaki promptly offers to pay for his tuition.]]tuition out of her own savings.]]
** Yami apologizing to Hajime for his initial aloof and prideful behavior in regards to thinking only he was destined to defeat Marik. Hajime on his end simply takes it as water under the bridge as the two start things over.

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** Hajime reveals [[spoiler: he's going to turn down the Kamukura Project offer and stop going to Hope's Peak. Chiaki promptly offers to pay for his tuition.]]


** There's also something weirdly cute about Kaiba getting dozens of phone calls from parents, asking [[spoiler:him to postpone the finale until the morning, so their kids can watch it.]]

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** There's also something weirdly cute about Kaiba getting dozens of phone calls from parents, asking [[spoiler:him to postpone the finale until the morning, so their kids can watch it.]]]]
* Chapter 58:
** The entire fact that this duel is just one where both contestants are having fun. They're smiling, they're complimenting each other, it's just a good time. It's exactly what ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' should be, which makes it even nicer that [[spoiler:Yugi, for once, gets to have a championship duel that doesn't have the fate of the world riding on it.]]
** With the tournament now officially over, Mahiru and Ibuki pull everyone in for a group photo. Even Kaiba and Byakuya get tugged in, and though they try to look sulky, they're still considered ''part of the group''.
** Hajime and Chiaki cuddling together at the end of the chapter is bound to extract a few "awwwwws".


** [[spoiler:Hajime resolving not to throw away his future and just stay himself. He's finally become happy with who he is, and the best part is he didn't have to go through [[TraumaCongaLine all of canon]] to get to that point.]]

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** [[spoiler:Hajime resolving not to throw away his future and just stay himself. He's finally become happy with who he is, and the best part is he didn't have to go through [[TraumaCongaLine all of canon]] to get to that point.]]
* Chapter 56:
** Chiaki and Mikan checking up on Kaiba after his loss to Yugi. The former delivers an awesome GetAholdOfYourselfMan speech that pulls him out of his depression, reminding him that he has a lot more in his future than just beating a rival and that he has friends who care about him. The latter just wants to see if he's alright and if there's anything she can do to help, pulling him into a semi-CryIntoChest (he doesn't cry, but he does emotionally feel better). Then, when she asks again if she can do anything to help, he actually ''accepts'', and they go about putting his [[TantrumThrowing trashed room]] back in order.
* Chapter 57:
** During his duel with Marik, Hajime sustains so much mental and emotional damage he briefly falls into the Shadow Realm. While he's there, [[spoiler:he starts hearing voices, encouraging him to get up and keep fighting. Sonia and Gundham, whose souls were trapped there, showed up to help their friend! Awww. But even better, Hajime hears a ''third'' voice, which confuses him because it sounds like his own. That heavily implies [[NotQuiteDead Izuru was helping him too]].]]
** [[spoiler:Everybody waiting by Hajime's bedside for him to wake up, after his defeat of Marik. They're all just so ''happy''--even Yami holds no resentment over his destiny being lost, just remarking it'll be nice to have a stakes-free championship duel. Speaking of, since Hajime was out for hours, Yugi should have won by default, ''but'' Kaiba chose to make an exception for him.]]
** There's also something weirdly cute about Kaiba getting dozens of phone calls from parents, asking [[spoiler:him to postpone the finale until the morning, so their kids can watch it.
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